Hello Homewood Soccer Community-
On behalf of the Homewood Soccer Club Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Mason Cook has been named Director of the Homewood Soccer Club. In this position, Mason will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our soccer club.
Mason joined the Homewood Soccer Club in 2008 as an under-13 boys competitive coach. Since that time, Mason has coached both boys’ and girls’ team of all age groups at both the competitive and recreational levels. He increasingly became more active in the club being named a Director of Coaching (where he excelled) and recently Soccer Program Director. During his time with the club, he has consistently demonstrated the soccer knowledge, leadership skills and commitment to our program that make him an excellent choice for the Director’s position.
Mason follows David Putnam in the Director’s position. David has faithfully led the club for the past 11 years and during his leadership the club has grown from a small recreational program to one of the leading soccer clubs in the state. Each member of the Homewood Soccer Club Board of Directors has great respect and appreciate for David’s commitment and contribution to our club for the past 11 years. David’s early vision was that we would be the “best balanced” club in the state and we are now there. We intend to maintain the values of the club as we move forward providing our players and their parents with a positive experience in this great game that we all share.
Best of luck to everyone this season and thank you for being apart of the soccer program.
Dave Condon ~Homewood Soccer Club Board President~
Mason has vowed to continue to follow faithfully the goals and beliefs set before him and looks forward to a future of growth of not only our soccer club but the sport as a whole throughout the community. All of the values and goals behind everything Mason and the whole club looks to achieve are stated below.
The Homewood Soccer Club Statement of Philosophy
CREATE IN HOMEWOOD THE BEST BALANCED YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM IN ALABAMA
- Balance the development of the child and of the soccer player
- Balance the attention given each of the components of the program
- Balance cost with value received
- Creating a player and family friendly environment is paramount.
- Creating a reputation of having coaches, players and parents that always act appropriately is a critical Club goal.
- Money should never keep a child from playing soccer.
- Soccer training should be about developing the player, not about wins and loses.
- If we succeed at the above goals, success on the field will follow.